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August Housekeeping & Announcements

Hello, gorgeous people!  I'm finally getting back into the swing of blogging again and have some fun posts coming your way, ranging from outfits, shopping tips, posts on grief, my life in the comedy world, and even a giveaway!  But before officially launching back into blog life I wanted to do some housekeeping.

Me at the last practice we had, with two of my four puppets, Raquel and Veruca.

I am a comedian with plenty of pots on the stove.  If you live in the LA area and want to see PUPPET IMPROV, please come check out my shows.  I'm in a talented comedy troupe of actors, comedians, improv artists, and writers...and all of us happen to be puppeteers as well!  Our troupe is called Puppets Amok (please follow us on Instagram if you have Instagram).  We have at least two shows in August:

1. We have a show at the Clubhouse on Friday August 10th at 11PM.  Improv show!  Free!

2. We are apart of the Los Angeles Indie Improv Festival, which is happening in two weekends.  We will take the stage on the main stage of the Clubhouse at 6PM on Friday August 18th.  Free!

Hope to see you guys there!  We are cooking up sketches for both the stage and sketch and are submitting to other shows, so please keep an eye out!

About to watch a scene I wrote be filmed!

I'm a staff writer on the Amazon Prime show, The Chunky Zeta!  I have a whole blog post coming out about it, but for now here's a teaser: it's ridiculous and often absurd show about sociopathic sorority girls.  I'm in the writers room and helped outline and brainstorm the entire second season, along with all of the other talented and funny writers.  There are currently 5 episodes out and I wrote episode 2.3 (A Royal Flush).  If you're in the mood to binge watch something before my official post, have at it! 

Myself with Torrey Richardson.  We play an expecting couple in our next video.

I'm in another comedy troupe, Pinup Squirrels.  NEXT WEEK we will have a video come out.  Stay tuned and follow us to watch it when it debuts next week!

Also, we tend to add improv shows (somewhat) last minute, but on the books we've been renewed for out monthly Inner Sanctum show at UCB Sunset.  Our show is Sketch Slam and it's always the 4th Monday of every month (this month being August 27th at 10PM).  We host a sketch competition where three teams compete; one returning champion from the month before and two newbies.  Are you a sketch writer in LA?  Email with the subject SKETCH SLAM SUBMISSION.  Not a writer but in the LA area?  Come watch!

I'm in the middle of trying to downsize my closet and make some side money.  If you've ever wanted to shop my closet, now is your chance!  Please follow and peruse my Poshmark closet!  Thanks! 

Also...thank you so much to everyone who had kind words when I announced my mom's somewhat stunning passing.  It's been a weird summer but everyone has been so amazing and I'll never forget that.  I will be speaking about grief on this blog in the near future.

I hope everyone has an awesome Wednesday and I'll be back at it soon!

Lauren-Blair Donovan


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